Chairman Address (Session 2014-2015)
Ir. Dr Abu Bakar Mahat
Dip., B.Sc.Hons., M.Sc., Ph.D.
MIEM, P.Eng., MIMechE, CEng., APEC Eng., IntPE(My),
MTAM, AAE, ACPE
Dear TAM members,
Technological Association of Malaysia (TAM), had its origin as Technical Association in 1932 before the Second World War, is officially incorporated on 15.04.1946. It is an organisation representing the interests of all technical professionals, crafts and trades as well as all grades of personnel from technicians up to the highest professionals technologist from all levels and discipline, whose career is technological in nature.
ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisation (AFEO) appointed TAM as the sole Malaysian sovereign professional technical association to accept candidates for the registration with AFEO as ASEAN Engineering Technologists, Technicians and Associates. With liberisation of the service sector within ASEAN by 2015, the above will enjoy greater mobility.
In order for our industry to compete at global level, engineering graduates need to be developed and nurtured to engage latest and relevant knowledge and skills as they advance. Through TAM, the professional engineering practitioners will be certified by setting approved development and continuous training.
Technological Association of Malaysia Negeri Sembilan Branch (TAMNS) will organise workshops/ seminars/ technical talks/ courses/ engineering visits for members and non members as our initiative as part of the continuing education relating to any subject that is of interest. Such initiatives will improve the technical and general knowledge of its members inparticular.
I am truly honoured to be elected as Chairman of TAM, Negeri Sembilan Branch, and must thank all members for the confidence instilled in me. I am humbled by the trust placed upon me and shall strive to carry out this important responsibility with utmost care, integrity and deligence. It is my ardent wish to continue with the high standard of leadership set by previous Past Chairman and to lead the organisation to greater height.
Finally, I sincerely hope that TAM, with our collective efforts, will continue to grow in the excellent tradition that has been laid down in the past. I therefore call upon all TAMNS members to help our AIM and VISION to reach out to all potential members, inparticular the young and passionate technologists, to join this prestigious and honourable organisation.
Ir. Dr Abu Bakar Mahat
TAM Negeri Sembilan Branch(TAMNS)